Head Study-pencil sketch, June 2001

Irish Glen of Imaal Terriers came into our lives when I was commisioned by a friend and neighbor to do a portrait of two Glens for a Christmas gift. When I went to take photos I wasn't prepared for the joyous flurry of furry feet and faces that greeted me at the door. What a sweet bunch of dogs! Well, I had to go back for more photos, and Susan, their owner mentioned that her Bailey was about to whelp. I smiled, but I was not thinking of getting another dog. Our dear Jasper-cairn was killed by a car in September. I wasn't ready. They weren't cairns....

Well, Bailey whelped on December 18, 2000. Four girls and two boys. I had to see the puppies, of course. That was my un-doing, I suppose. What a pleasure, then, to be un-done. To make a long story short, Rory, the blue-brindle boy, came to us on Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2001.

Here is the painting from which it all came-

Here's the family portrait. On the left is dad, Briar Hill Glen Evers, and on the right is mom, Kilkenny Glen Bailey.

And here is the little rascal hisself

Rory says....

Here I am on Feb.14 in the basket with my littermates for the last time. Aren't we cute??

---------------------------------- Guess which one is ME!

---------------------------------- This is a nice place to snuggle. The legs belong to my girl-person.

---------------------------------- I fall in these big holes that Mom calls footprints, and have to climb out!

---------------------------------- My Cairn-buddy, Annie, and me in the snow

Annie, my 3 year old Cairn Terrier, likes to chase Rory around the yard. He's much bigger than she is now, but she still manages to roll him over. This drawing is entitled "The Chase"

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Rory at 6 months

Rory at 18 months

New pics and paintings 11/02

Rory and Annie go Kayaking

Rory and Annie learn new tricks

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The Irish Glen of Imaal Terrier is a rare breed. These dogs were bred in an isolated area of Ireland-the Glen of Imaal. They were used, as most terriers, for removing vermin from the farm.

I am a newcomer to the breed, so that's all I'm going to say right now.To learn more, go to these sites.